Monday, June 29, 2009

What's new?

Mommy and baby - beautiful.

Bine playing with a yard sale special.

Daddy and baby at the Last Thursday art walk.

Zonked out in the car.

Still happy!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day to me

I had a great first Father's Day. Sabine and Mommy got me a nice new backpack carrier, which we tested out up at the Columbia River. We also went out for breakfast and worked in the yard on our big re-sodding project. And I got a nap in - pretty nice day!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Growing Seeds

Sabine is now finally enrolled at Growing Seeds. She will be going on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday every week. We originally had planned to do five days, but since I am still not working we decided against it. It was a tough decision, because when I get a job, it may be difficult to add days back to our childcare schedule. They have a very long waiting list. But, we just couldn't see having her in there all week and me being home alone. I would miss her too much. Three days is about right, it gives me time to work on freelance projects and look for work. Plus, we really can't afford full-time care right now.

Bine spent the last six weeks going to an in-home childcare for 2 - 3 days a week with a nice woman named Anna. It was good timing for us to get into Growing Seeds, because Anna just found out she was pregnant and has to have bed rest for the next eight months!

We like the new daycare so far, but are worried about her napping there. Bine sleeps so well here and they really don't have things set up very well for napping. All the kids her age are in one room and they just put them down on mats when its nap time. The lights are on, other kids are playing and there are no cribs - which is a problem since Bine likes to roll around so much. She only slept for 20 minutes the first day, which was not good. On the other hand she slept 12 hours that night, so it's not all bad. We just don't want her nap experiences there to affect her sleeping at home. But, the sleep training is ingrained now, I think it will be fine.

Here's a video I shot today of a very happy baby....

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Off the charts

I forgot to mention that we took Sabine to a check up at the doctor recently. We weren't too surprised to learn that she is literally off the chart for height and head size (of course). She is in the 99th percentile for both. This was a few weeks ago, but she was at 28 inches tall and weighed 20 lbs. at seven months old. Look at her sitting in the shopping cart seat - she is HUGE!

The weather has been really great. Heather and I both agree that this has been the nicest spring since we've lived in Oregon. We've been spending a lot of time in the backyard. Dave came by for a barbecue last weekend. We're trying to decide if we're going to resod the lawn or build a deck this year. Anyone want to come over and help??

"Constipation is making me wait..."

I remember singing those words to the tune of Carly Simon's Anticipation when I was a kid. Well, Bine is having a rough time with it. She's been enjoying the solid foods but they're really blocking her up. She sometimes goes a day and half between poops and she's not too happy about it. So - lots of prunes!